Iran: frustrating to watch, frustrating to play against

June 10, 2014
Iran: frustrating to watch, frustrating to play against

In a World Cup featuring lots of very familiar sides, Iran are something of an exception. Read more »

Ecuador: the most basic side?

June 10, 2014
Ecuador: the most basic side?

The inescapable truth about Ecuador is that they’re primarily at this tournament because their home qualifiers are played at altitude. Read more »

Switzerland: true dark horses

June 10, 2014
Switzerland: true dark horses

Switzerland have appeared at the previous two World Cups, and from their seven matches across those two tournaments, have conceded just one goal. Read more »

Honduras: physical, but little more

June 10, 2014
Honduras: physical, but little more

According to the bookmakers, Honduras are the rank outsiders in this competition. 32nd out of 32 teams, despite the fact they’re in a weak group. Read more »